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Can pectus excavatum grt worse after 14?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: A bit

It may deepen so long as a child is growing.
The repair has improved significantly, implanting a titanium rod that lifts up like an umbrella, eliminating the pectus. I referred a 9-year-old last year to an experienced pediatric thoracic surgeon last year, The repair took less than two hours and she recovered uneventfully without unusual pain.

In brief: A bit

It may deepen so long as a child is growing.
The repair has improved significantly, implanting a titanium rod that lifts up like an umbrella, eliminating the pectus. I referred a 9-year-old last year to an experienced pediatric thoracic surgeon last year, The repair took less than two hours and she recovered uneventfully without unusual pain.
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Due to continued muscle and bogy growth.
Please consult a surgeon with special expertise as there is an optimum age for treating surgically with best results. Again, make sure you get the best surgeon with lot of experience rather than a surgeon who says he can do it. It is a very difficult and pain ful surgery. But there has been a lot of improvement in instrumentation.

In brief: Yes

Due to continued muscle and bogy growth.
Please consult a surgeon with special expertise as there is an optimum age for treating surgically with best results. Again, make sure you get the best surgeon with lot of experience rather than a surgeon who says he can do it. It is a very difficult and pain ful surgery. But there has been a lot of improvement in instrumentation.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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In brief: Yes

There is still chest wall mobility.
As one grows, the tissues can still change and the depth of the excavatum may exaggerate. Some other symptoms may occur as well as one ages.

In brief: Yes

There is still chest wall mobility.
As one grows, the tissues can still change and the depth of the excavatum may exaggerate. Some other symptoms may occur as well as one ages.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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